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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] slub,rcu: don't assume the size of struct rcu_head
On 03/01/2011 11:11 PM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Mar 2011, Pekka Enberg wrote:
>
>> The SLAB and SLUB patches are fine by me if there are going to be real
>> users for this. Christoph, Paul?
>
> The solution is a bit overkill. It would be much simpler to add a union to
> struct page that has lru and the rcu in there similar things can be done
> for SLAB and the network layer. A similar issue already exists for the
> spinlock in struct page. Lets follow the existing way of handling this.

I don't want to impact the whole system too much to
touch struct page. The solution changes existed things little,
and the reversed data may just make use of the pad data.

>
> Struct page may be larger for debugging purposes already because of the
> need for extended spinlock data.
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